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Job 13:5

Context
NET ©

If only you would keep completely silent! 1  For you, that would be wisdom. 2 

NIV ©

If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom.

NASB ©

"O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom!

NLT ©

Please be quiet! That’s the smartest thing you could do.

MSG ©

I wish you'd shut your mouths--silence is your only claim to wisdom.

BBE ©

If only you would keep quiet, it would be a sign of wisdom!

NRSV ©

If you would only keep silent, that would be your wisdom!

NKJV ©

Oh, that you would be silent, And it would be your wisdom!


KJV
O that
<05414> (8799)
ye would altogether
<02790> (8687)
hold your peace
<02790> (8686)_!
and it should be your wisdom
<02451>_.
NASB ©
"O
<04310>
that you would be completely
<02790>
silent
<02790>
, And that it would become
<01961>
your wisdom
<02451>
!
HEBREW
hmkxl
<02451>
Mkl
<0>
yhtw
<01961>
Nwsyrxt
<02790>
srxh
<02790>
Nty
<05414>
ym (13:5)
<04310>
LXXM
eih
<1510
V-PAO-3S
de
<1161
PRT
umin
<4771
P-DP
kwfeusai {V-AAN} kai
<2532
CONJ
apobhsetai
<576
V-FMI-3S
umin
<4771
P-DP
eiv
<1519
PREP
sofian
<4678
N-ASF
NET © [draft] ITL
If only
<04310>
you would
<02790>
keep completely silent
<02790>
! For you, that would be
<01961>
wisdom
<02451>
.
NET ©

If only you would keep completely silent! 1  For you, that would be wisdom. 2 

NET © Notes

tn The construction is the imperfect verb in the wish formula preceded by the infinitive that intensifies it. The Hiphil is not directly causative here, but internally – “keep silent.”

tn The text literally reads, “and it would be for you for wisdom,” or “that it would become your wisdom.” Job is rather sarcastic here, indicating if they shut up they would prove themselves to be wise (see Prov 17:28).



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